Como, Perry - Black Moonlight Lyrics

Lost in the shuffle, I've drifted an' strayed
Bruised by the city, bewildered, betrayed
With a heart heavy laden with faltering strides
I have come to the bridge, to the line that divides!

What am I doing up here in a daze
As I gaze at the cold river bed?
Why do I ask myself, "Shall I go back
when I seem to be going ahead?"

To black moonlight!
Where everything reflects your colour
Darkness that is endless.
nights that leave me friendless... blue!

Black moonlight!
You make the lights of Harlem duller

Just like me you're faded, jaded and degraded... too!
Why must you send...
ebony moonbeams, depressing, distressing...
like shadows of love that are gone?

Where will it end?
Will it spread on to the starlight, the sunlight
and darken each promise of dawn?

Black moonlight!
I've lost all power to resist you
Madly, I await you, even though I hate you
Black, black moonlight!

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Como, Perry Black Moonlight Comments
  1. Felix G

    Great song the 1950s Perry Como was solid gold so powerful and yet still smooth greatest singer ever!

  2. Irene Mccann

    I would not put Sinatra in the same breath as Perry, Sinatra as he got a bit older moaned not a patch on Perry.

  3. timmy j. mullins

    Perry Como's relaxed approach was a real trademark of his.

  4. Don R

    Perry at his best singing a largely forgotten but terrific song

  5. vp81955

    This song dates back to the 1930s and was popularized by Bing Crosby, and I'm certain that's where Perry learned it. A good performance, and a reminder that in the mid- to late 1940s, Como's work as a balladeer for Victor was nearly as good as the similar records Frank Sinatra was making at Columbia. The difference between the two came in the '50s, when Frank rebelled against the trivialization of post-swing pop music and Perry went along with popular trends. But Como could still make fine records when he wanted to.

    Barry I. Grauman

    In his original recording, Perry really "belted" out the lyrics- which made it one of his finest sides. Here, he's a bit more if he didn't want to offend his audience.

    Nick Riggio

    sinatra could not sing better then Perry!

  6. Barry I. Grauman

    Perry originally recorded this in 1950, and initially released on his "Supper Club Favorites" album in 1952- so you could say this was "way ahead of its time".

  7. protoville

    If you listen carefully you'll notice this song was way ahead of its time.